Ringing in 2014…

Happy New Year to you all!

I’ve been in Sydney the past week so I do apologise for the belated new year wishes. My sisters and I went away for a girls trip and it was such an amazing way to start 2014. I always love visiting Sydney, I think it’s the hustle and bustle of the city and all the amazing cafes and restaurants the city has to offer…

Buckwheat pancakes with gingerbread cream. Emma Lauren Food.

Last pancakes of 2013

Before I left for Sydney these were the last pancakes I enjoyed for 2013. I made buckwheat pancakes then topped the stack with gingerbread cream (I used the filling from the raw gingerbread tart – YUM!) and maple walnuts. Who says you can’t devour healthy yet delicious food?!

New years cook up!

New Years Eve was celebrated in style with friends and family just outside Sydney. The following morning, we started the new year by cooking up a feast of scrambled eggs with buckwheat toast, roasted vegetables, mushrooms with spinach, tomato, avocado and olives.

Raw lasagna and a trio of salads

Whenever I travel I always search for healthy cafes in that particular city to try out. I came across Sadhana Kitchen located in Enmore in Sydney and convinced my sisters to go for lunch there. We shared the raw lasagna and a trio of salads as we wanted to keep some room for dessert… I was quite impressed with the food there, it was fresh and full of flavour.

Raw mocha cake!

For dessert we shared the raw mocha cake where every mouthful tasted like heaven. It was smooth and decadent – basically everything I love in a raw cake!

Soft shell tacos – fish and chicken!

On Friday evening I travelled by ferry to Manly where I caught up with good friends for dinner. Being locals, they definitely know all the best places to eat and took me to Chica Bonita, an amazing mexican restaurant. We enjoyed their guacamole with corn chips, veggie fries and a soft shell taco each – all very reasonably priced too! What I love most about mexican food is that it’s usually gluten free and quite healthy!

Breakfast bruschetta at Pure Wholefoods

The next morning in Manly we ventured to Pure Wholefoods. I was really impressed with their menu and the array of salads and desserts in their cabinet. As I prefer to start my day with a large meal I devoured the breakfast bruschetta with homemade beans and a rice milk latte.

Stunning Sydney

There’s something very relaxing about taking the ferry as your mode of transport. Fresh air and beautiful scenery – what more could you ask for?

I hope you all had amazing New Year’s celebrations and are ready for a fantastic 2014!

Do you have a favourite cafe/restaurant in Sydney?